F1 » Chilton promoted into Marussia reserve role

Max Chilton to become Marussia reserve for final six rounds of the 2012 F1 season

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September 20, 2012 3:41 PM

Money may have have played a part in getting this role for Max but he has proven himself more than capable of mixing it with the big names in GP2 and therefore worthy of a position with an F1 team. Good luck to him, it's good to see another young Brit doing well on the international racing scene.

David Chaste - Unregistered

September 20, 2012 7:50 PM

GP2 is actually only just over $1 million for a seat in a competitive team. The ultimate pay driver in F1 is actually Alonso. He has the biggest personal sponsor in F1. They even have naming rights to a few Grand Prix races.

Behind Alonso you have Maldonado and then Sergio Perez. Interesting that they are all spanish speakers.

This could actually put Heikki on the chopping block. Two pay drivers would actually give Caterham some development dollars to break into the points. Just look at Williams this year.

Josh - Unregistered

September 21, 2012 4:18 AM

Strider: "he has proven himself more than capable of mixing it with the big names in GP2 and therefore worthy of a position with an F1 team"

What, like in Monza when he purposely beached the car in the gravel on the outside of la Parabolica to destroy the final hotlaps of several drivers going faster than him so he could retain his provisional pole position? And then dropped back to P5 in the race because he was never fast enough to be up the front to begin with? Yeah, real talent this kid...

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